Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
I'm going to do something a little bit different with this review.
Con Air is obviously too awesome to do justice to in a 'proper' review. So I'm going to set myself a challenge. I've got 5 minutes to write down as many great things about Con Air as I can.
Are you ready? GO.
1) "Normally we don't hold hands."
2) Angela Featherstone.
3) The rehabilitation of Garland Greene.
4) "As I was saying to....Mr. Dog here...."
5) Dave Chappelle improvised pretty much all his lines here. He's the greatest.
6) The way John Malkovich scratches his head deep in thought when intervening in an argument between Nicolas Cage and Ving Rhames.
7) Colm Meaney's rant about John Cusack…
Just a mini review. I watched this for Friday Film Night with one of my friends.
Plot- The plot was super unrealistic, but I think I just feel that way because this is the first full on action move that I have ever watched. The movie however did always keep you on your toes in the fact that you didn't know what was going to happen next. All round the plot was so much better than I originally thought it was going to be.
Characters- I loved how the film making team made you love and hate certain characters. It portrayed that convicts are all different personalities and have different aims and views with life, which I liked because I…
This is pure cheese, but I like cheese
There are films. They exist to enthrall us, suck us into their world, to make us feel, to make us learn, to broaden our minds by allowing us to occupy parts of the human experience we could never fathom in our single, short, depressingly puny lives.
There are masterpieces. The Citizen Kanes, and Godfathers, and 2001s that through the art of image captured and moved before us on a screen, have transcended into something beyond mere pictures, and the stories and characters within are portrayed with such power and skill that they become a part of us as much as we become a part of their world.
And then there is Con Air.
A film which defies definition. In two…
A 90s masterpiece
It's big, loud, bombastic and full of explosions. So why do I feel so entertained and excited by it after I watch it? Probably because there's fun to be had in a story of psychotic prisoners hijacking a prison transfer plane and the one good guy who stops them from succeeding. There's big action but there's also those lump-in-the-throat moments that you don't usually get from most action movies.
An all-time favourite of mine thanks to the incredible casting of Cage, Cusack, Buscemi and Malkovich, but also the Bunny!
turn off your brain and this is great
A Jerry Bruckheimer production.
Not as stylish and balls to the wall as Face/off or The Rock. Con Air is Michael Bay light but its still a good time and it delivers a bonkers ending that constantly just ramping of the stakes in ridiculous ways its awesome.
Also what a great one liner
I am going to attempt to do something I haven't since I owned about 40 DVD's; catalogue everything that we…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.